A connection with Kevin Spacey was once got rid of from Tuesday’s episode of “This Is Us” following Anthony Rapp’s accusation of sexual harassment in opposition to the “House of Cards” famous person.
“In light of recent events, the producers have decided to remove the brief reference to Kevin Spacey,” 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the collection, mentioned in a remark.
The reference was once firstly a part of a 2008 flashback scene during which Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) roommate comes house and stocks information that he was once solid in a film with Spacey. In the model that aired, the roommate says he were given an element in a Christian Bale film.
As EW notes, the Spacey reference was once purely coincidental, because the scene was once filmed previous to the allegation.
Rapp, recognized for his roles in “Rent” and “Star Trek: Discovery,” accused Spacey Sunday evening of sexually harassing him at a birthday party in 1986 when Rapp was once simply 14. The actor shared his tale with BuzzFeed News, telling the opening Spacey invited him to the birthday party, the place he was once the one underage particular person. At the top of the evening, Spacey allegedly “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.”
In reaction to the allegation, Spacey didn’t deny the incident, despite the fact that he mentioned he didn’t bring it to mind going down. The actor apologized to Rapp for “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
Spacey extensively utilized his remark to come back out publicly as a homosexual guy, which sparked outrage and unhappiness amongst fellow celebrities together with Zachary Quinto and George Takei.
Spacey has confronted more than a few penalties since Rapp got here ahead. Production at the 6th and ultimate season of “House of Cards” has been suspended “until further notice” and the actor will now not be commemorated on the 2017 International Emmy Awards.